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Chris Alfonso - Manager, Software Applications, Red Hat

Chris Alfonso has worked for the last five years in Red Hat’s IT department, designing and implementing redhat.com web applications and associated infrastructure. And Chris spent the past year implementing an extension to the Red Hat Customer Portal that allows customers to manage their subscriptions in new and exciting ways. Additionally, Chris has worked extensively on the software that enables Red Hat product content delivery through a third party content delivery network.

Before Red Hat, Chris spent several years programming software for Novell, Discover Financial, and several small start-up companies. In his spare time, Chris tries to put a small white ball in the middle of a grassy fairway.

Session Date Time
Tracking Your Subscriptions with Red Hat Subscription Manager Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Dan Allen - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Dan Allen, senior software engineer at Red Hat, is a member of the Seam and Weld project teams at Red Hat, the author of Seam in Action, a representative on the JSR-314 (JSF 2.0) expert group, and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx, TSSJS, Jazoon, and NFJS. In 2009, Dan was awarded the JavaOne Rock Star award.

Dan become deeply involved in free and open source software (FOSS), namely Linux and Java enterprise frameworks, shortly after graduating from Cornell University. His passion for these technologies continue to drive him today. You can keep up with his discoveries by subscribing to his blogs, http://mojavelinux.com and http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/Dan, and by following him on Twitter, http://twitter.com/mojavelinux.

Session Date Time
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mike Amburn - Enterprise Architect, Red Hat

Mike Amburn is the product architect for the Red Hat Customer Portal and product owner for Red Hat Network (RHN).

Over the past two years, Mike has collaborated with customers and fellow associates to deploy new and improved online services for Red Hat’s subscription customers, including a new customer portal, global case management system, online user groups, and next-generation subscription management. Before joining Red Hat in 2007, Mike actively participated with JBoss in the design and deployment of its Customer Support Portal.

For fifteen years, Mike has worked passionately in various roles developing user-focused, web-enabled software and specializes in service-oriented architectures, content management and syndication, user experience, and information architecture. Recently, Mike has become more active in distributed identity and authentication and social media architecture. Connect and follow his discoveries through his blog, http://mikeamburn.com, or on Twitter (@mikeamburn).

Session Date Time
Building a Customer Portal with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Jason Andersen - Product Management Director, Red Hat

Jason Andersen is a product management director at Red Hat responsible for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. Jason has been working in various roles within end user software for over 15 years. He has worked with hundreds of customers worldwide in defining and implementing portal, content, and collaboration solutions in many different industries. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jason was a senior product manager at IBM responsible for the delivery if IBM WebSphere Portal and Accelerators.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform BoF Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Good Chemistry: Alfresco, JBoss and CMIS Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Max Rydahl Andersen - Developer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
How to be Effective with JBoss Developer Studio Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Prakash Aradhya - Product Manager, Red Hat

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JBoss Enterprise BRMS - Active Decision Management Platform Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Keith Babo - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Keith is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and project lead for SwitchYard. While most of Keith’s career has been in R&D, he spent his first year at Red Hat as a solutions architect, helping organizations adopt open source technologies and stick it to the man. In a former life, Keith was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped create and destroy multiple iterations of business integration middleware.

Session Date Time
ESB Reloaded - Project SwitchYard Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ashesh Badani - Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani, senior director of middleware products at Red Hat, is responsible for leading all product marketing and go-to-market activities for JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ashesh served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems. Prior to his time at Sun, Ashesh was director of product management and marketing of SOA products at WebMethods. Ashesh holds a an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Session Date Time
The JBoss Recipe: Heaps of Java & Middleware Seasoned with Open Source & Cloud Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jay Balunas - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jay Balunas, principal software engineer at Red Hat, works as a JBoss core developer and project lead for the RichFaces project. He is the co-author of the DZone RichFaces Reference Card, and a member of the extended JSF 2.0 (JavaServer Faces 2) expert group. Jay has been architecting and developing enterprise applications for over ten years, specializing in Web tier frameworks, UI design, and integration.

Session Date Time
Getting to the Future of JavaSever Faces With RichFaces 4.0 Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Filling the Gap: Going Mobile with JBoss Technologies Today Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Bela Ban - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Bela Ban, senior software engineer at Red Hat, manages the JBoss clustering team at Red Hat and leads the JGroups project, which he created. Bela completed his PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to Red Hat, Bela worked at IBM Research and completed NMS/EMS work for Fujitsu Network Communications. Belas interests include network protocols, performance, and group communication.

Session Date Time
Geographic Failover for JBoss Clusters Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Running a JBoss Cluster in the Cloud Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Todd Barr - Chief Marketing Officer, Alfresco

Todd Barr, Alfresco’s chief marketing officer, brings 15 years of experience working in the enterprise software and commercial open source technology industries to Alfresco. Most recently, Todd served as VP of marketing at Bandwidth.com, where he led the launch of Phonebooth Free, the first totally free hosted phone system for small businesses, and managed the open source FreePBX project. Previously, Todd served as VP of Business Development at Five Runs, an Austin, TX based startup in the Ruby-on-Rails space. Todd also spent six years at Red Hat, where he built the software vendor certification program for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and oversaw global go-to-market campaigns. Todd holds a bachelors degree in Radio, TV & Film and a masters degree in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill.

Session Date Time
Alfresco Delivers for Red Hat Training Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lincoln Baxter III - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Lincoln Baxter, III is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, working on JBoss open source projects as a member of the JBoss Seam project team and member of the JavaServer Faces Expert Group. Lincoln is a founder of OcpSoft, author of PrettyFaces, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Java EE, and PrettyTime, social-style time formatting for Java.

When he is not swimming, running, or playing Ultimate Frisbee, Lincoln is focused on improving the openness of Java, the Java Community Process(JCP), and bringing the Java EE platform to small businesses and freelancers. You can stay current on his latest open source developments by subscribing to his blog at ocpsoft.com, or follow him on Twitter.

Session Date Time
Forge New Ground in Rapid Enterprise Java Development Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bill Bendrot - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Bill Bendrot joined Red Hat in October 2009 as a curriculum manager for JBoss and was previously the principal curriculum developer for BEA for eight years. Bill is currently co-developing Red Hat’s latest JBoss Seam Framework training. He is also a musician and artist and lives with his wife in North Carolina.

Session Date Time
Rapid Project Creation Seam and JBoss Developer Studio Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Rapid Project Creation Seam and JBoss Developer Studio Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jon Benedict - Systems Architect, NetApp

Session Date Time
Enabling Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp Storage Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Emmanuel Bernard - JBoss Platform Architect, Red Hat

Emmanuel Bernard, JBoss platform architect, is a member of the Hibernate team, a lead developer of Hibernate Search, and has participated in Java EE 6′s specification in the JCP as a Bean Validation specification lead.

Session Date Time
JPA on Infinispan: When PaaS Persistence Meets Java EE Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Hibernate Validator: Best Practices for Real Life Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Fausto Bernardini - Director, Global Cloud Services Enablement, IBM

Fausto Bernardini has worldwide responsibility for sales and technical enablement and engagement support for cloud computing services in IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, he leads a team that works closely with clients to support them in transformative cloud computing engagements. He also leads the creation of sales and technical content to train IBMs sellers, architects, and specialists globally. Fausto is a frequent speaker on cloud computing at client events and conferences.

Previously, Fausto led worldwide research projects to develop innovative technologies and methods to improve the efficiency and value of application development and infrastructure management services. He also worked at IBM Research’s annual Global Technology Outlook to identify emerging technologies. Before this assignment, he was a research staff member and manager of the Visual and Geometric Computing group.

Fausto holds a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University and a Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from Universita’ La Sapienza of Rome, Italy. He is an IBM GTS Master Inventor and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and has published more than 50 technical papers and hold 13 patents.

Session Date Time
IBM Smart Cloud Services & Technologies for the Enterprise Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Zak Berrie - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: A Real World Example Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Deepak Bhole - Senior Software Engineer, Platform Java Team, Red Hat

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Java - From OpenJDK to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and What Lies Ahead Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Marco Bill-Peter - Vice President, Global Support, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Patrick Black - Senior Technology Engineer, Travelers Insurance

Patrick Black manages the shared JBoss Enterprise Middleware infrastructure at the Travelers Insurance Company. He is the technical lead overseeing Java EE application servers and the deployment and maintenance of applications running on the infrastructure. Patrick has a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Session Date Time
Building & Managing a JBoss-based Private Cloud Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Jonathan Blandford - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Jonathan Blandford is the engineering manager in charge of the client team, covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop and the SPICE remote rendering protocol. He has been building desktops at Red Hat for over a decade, and is still passionately doing so. He lives in Massachusetts and enjoys the snow.

Session Date Time
SPICE Overview and Roadmap Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Marius Bogoevici - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Building State-of-the-Art Applications with Spring and JBoss Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tim Boisvert - Principal Business Analyst, Red Hat

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Alfresco Delivers for Red Hat Training Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Craig Bomba - Engineer, Chicago Board Options Exchange

Session Date Time
Infinispan Optimizing Performance & Consistency at the Chicago Board Options Exchange Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Steve Bonneville - Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Curriculum Team, Red Hat

Steven Bonneville leads the Linux curriculum development team for Red Hat’s training organization. Steve joined Red Hat in November 2000, and was responsible for the initial development of the majority of the courses which make up the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification curriculum. He has also delivered hundreds of Linux system administration classes for Red Hat throughout North America. Prior to coming to Red Hat, Steve worked for four years as IT manager for the Institute for Mathematics and its applications at the University of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Olaf College.

Session Date Time
Getting Beyond Two Terabytes: Using GPT with Storage Devices Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Roy Bonser - Senior Systems Administrator, College of LSA, University of Michigan

Roy has worked as a departmental UNIX systems administrator for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan for the past 10 years. Currently working for the Department of Astronomy and previously for the Mathematics Department, Roy provides IT support to the faculty, researchers, students, and staff.

LSA is a large and diverse college with varied computing needs. To help meet those needs, Roy became deeply involved in creating the current Linux environment used by the college, including involvement in the setup and maintenance of the Red Hat Network Satellite environment, providing documentation and API scripts, packaging numerous applications, and training new staff.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Matthew Booth - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Converting, Inspecting, & Modifying Virtual Machines with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

David Bosschaert - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

David Bosschaert, principal software engineer at Red Hat, is a co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group and spends the majority of his time on the JBoss OSGi framework. Before joining Red Hat, David worked for IONA Technologies and Progress Software in Dublin, Ireland.

Session Date Time
Enterprise OSGi & JBoss Application Server 7 Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chris Bredesen - Product Manager, Red Hat

Chris is the product manager for the Red Hat Customer Portal. Prior to this role, he served as lead developer for the portal after having completed a prototype design along with Mike Amburn. Chris brings over 20 years of broad IT experience including systems, networking, architecture, and Java EE development.

Session Date Time
Building a Customer Portal with Red Hat Solutions Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Mike Brock - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Mike Brock, Errai project lead at Red Hat, is the author and maintainer of the MVEL expression language and makes significant contributions to the Seam Forge project. Mike joined Red Hat in 2007 after working as an independent consultant in IT and software for several years. He has been involved in software development for over a decade, and has always been involved in open source middleware in one way or another. Outside of coding, Mike is passionately involved in advocating for civil rights, particularly in matters of free speech and political rights.

Session Date Time
GWT on JBoss Best Practices Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Bill Burke - Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Unleashing the Power of REST Services with RESTEasy Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Tim Burke - Vice President, Platform Engineering, Red Hat

Tim Burke is the engineering vice president of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux development team. He has been leading the delivery of Red Hat’s enterprise releases since the initial Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 release.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1 Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2 Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Thomas Cameron - Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

Thomas Cameron is the managing solutions architect for the central US at Red Hat. He has been in the information technology industry since 1993, and has held certifications as a Novell Certified NetWare Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Trainer. Thomas is currently a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), and a Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA), and is on the systems management subject matter expert team at Red Hat.

Session Date Time
Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
SELinux for Mere Mortals Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 1 Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 2 Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Lans Carstensen - DreamWorks

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG at DreamWorks: Grid at Massive Scale, Utilization, and Throughput Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

John Casebolt - President & CTO, Jackpine Technologies

John Casebolt has been hacking on computers since his first day in front of a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model One back in sixth grade. He and a friend programmed their first assembly language game on a Commodore 64 in high school before deciding to make a career of it by attending the University of Cincinnati for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

After graduation, John started thirteen years of active duty as an Air Force officer. As Lead Engineer, he helped drive the Advanced Planning System to the field as one of the first open standards-based Command and Control System in the Air Force inventory.

Winning a Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Fellowship, John left upstate New York to attend Boston University. During his time at BU, John received a masters degree in Systems Engineering and worked at Draper Lab on projects for the International Space Station and ballistic missile guidance systems.

The Air Force then assigned John to the Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, where he worked his way through technical and programatic roles to become the Global Command And Control System – Air Force Division Chief, winning the ESC Engineer of the Year distinction along the way.

John left the Air Force behind to join Bob Shepherd at Jackpine Technologies, bringing his hardware, software, systems and Command and Control experience to the company. Recently, John has been deeply involved in the integration and orchestration of fully automated provisioning into virtual machine/cloud spaces. He is the technical lead for the contractor team charged with developing the testing-as-a-service underpinnings for DISA’s Forge.mil Testing Services. Of special interest is the leveraging of these technologies into the Continuous Deployment/DevOps world of Agile development.

John uses cloud and virtualization solutions on a daily basis, mostly via API calls from Java, and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

John Casey - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Maven Best Practices Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Rachel Cassidy - Vice President, Global Professional Services, Red Hat

Rachel Cassidy runs Red Hat’s Global Professional Services organization, which includes the solutions and strategy office, global professional service, and the platform and middleware pre-sales organization.

Rachel has been with Red Hat for five years and prior to joining Red Hat, Rachel was vice president of Business Services at MainControl, a leading ITAM/ITIL software company, where she led the services, support, training, and integration development initiatives. MainControl was acquired by MRO Software, where she led the ITAM/ITL services practice as well as vertical industry solutions. Rachel received a bachelors degree from Cornell University and an masters degree from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. She is based in Red Hat’s Atlanta office.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Reference Architectures: An Overview Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Andrew Cathrow - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Andrew Cathrow serves as senior product manager at Red Hat and is responsible for Red Hat’s virtualization products. Prior to this position, Andrew managed Red Hat’s sales engineers. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2006, Andrew worked in product management for a configuration company, and also for a software company that developed middleware and messaging mainframe and midrange systems. Earlier in his career, Andrew held various positions at IBM Global Services.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Deep Dive into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Akash Chandrashekar - Solution Architect, Red Hat

Akash Chandrashekar is a solution architect at Red Hat, where he works on the systems management subject matter expert team. Akash holds a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Network Satellite certifications, and has been in the information technology industry since 1996. He has a bachelors degree in Computer Information Sciences from Devry University in Pomona California and a bachelors degree in Mathematics Education from California Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Session Date Time
Take Control: Conquering Compliance Issues with Red Hat Network Satellite Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bryan Che - Manager, Product Management, Red Hat

Bryan Che runs product management at Red Hat for its cloud operations offerings, management software, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hats messaging, realtime, and grid platform. In this capacity, Bryan manages the product strategy and direction for a wide range of Red Hats products, from the realtime Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to messaging middleware to cloud-oriented infrastructure and operations. Prior to this position, Bryan was an integral member of the team with responsibilities for Red Hats middleware and developer offerings. Bryan graduated with his bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Cloud Update & Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

William Cohen - Performance Tools Engineer, Red Hat

William Cohen, performance tools engineer at Red Hat, earned a PhD and masters degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Session Date Time
Developer Tooling in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Scott Collier - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Scott Collier is a principal software engineer on Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. Scott is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) who has over 13 years of IT experience.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Scott worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in roles such as a systems administrator, technical support team lead, and as a storage performance engineer in the area of high performance computing.

Session Date Time
Get Started Building Private Red Hat Clouds Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Lee Congdon - Chief Information Officer, Red Hat

Lee Congdon is responsible for Red Hat’s global information systems, including the technology strategy, enterprise architecture, information technology governance, solutions delivery, and systems operations supporting the company. His role includes enabling Red Hat’s business through services such as knowledge management, technology innovation, technology-enabled collaboration, and process improvement.

Congdon has over 25 years experience as an information technology leader. Prior to joining Red Hat, he was Managing Vice President, Information Technology at Capital One where he developed and delivered information technology solutions for the firm’s corporate functions and Global Financial Services group. Before Capital One, Congdon was Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, at Nasdaq, where he led the organization’s efforts to identify, implement, and operate technology solutions for Nasdaq Japan, Nasdaq Europe, and other strategic global ventures. Earlier, at Citicorp, Congdon led multiple global technology initiatives for the private bank and the corporate bank. Congdon began his career at IBM as an operating system developer and held several technology and technical marketing positions of increasing responsibility with that firm.

Congdon holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Session Date Time
Doing More with Less: Lessons Learned Inside Red Hat's Own IT Dept Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Patrick Connolly - Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Patrick Connolly is currently a senior infrastructure engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton. He is Red Hat, Cisco, VMware & Security+ certified. He has over 14 years experience working on computer networks. Of which, the past eight years have been working on DOD networks.

Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Patrick worked for XO Communications and AT&T. He has managed Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft operating systems, VMware, SAN/NAS, routers/switches, firewalls, VPNs, and a number of applications (Satellite, Oracle, Apache, NetBackup, Zenoss, Openview, etc). He also has experience programming in Java, Perl, and C.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Robert Crittenden - Engineer, Red Hat

Rob Crittenden works in Red Hats security engineering division, where he works on identity management software (FreeIPA). Rob has been active in the Fedora Crypto Consolidation Project writing tools to make porting easier. Rob has a master’s degree in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) - Centralized Managment of Identities & Authentication Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Scott Croft - Senior Linux Consultant, Red Hat

Scott is a Linux consultant with Red Hat Consulting, assisting customers with environmental and architectural issues. Scott received a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and has a strong background in enterprise computing environments.

Session Date Time
Tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Oracle & Oracle RAC Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Charles Crouch - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Charles Crouch, manager of software engineering at Red Hat, is currently the development manager for JBoss Operations Network, and has worked on the product team since its inception in 2005. Prior to joining Red Hat, Charles worked in the consulting industry, including stints at Accenture in London and Luxembourg. While working at Red Hat, Charles has led the development of the new Administration Console, which was launched as part of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0.

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JBoss Operations & Management in the Cloud Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Steven Dake - Principal Engineer, Red Hat

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High Availability in the Cloud Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jeff Darcy - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Building a Cloud Filesystem Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

William DeCoste - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

William DeCoste has worked as a senior solution architect at Red Hat since June of 2009. Prior to this role, William was a core developer on the EJB3 team, technical account manager, instructor for Red Hat’s Intro and Advanced JEE courses, and independent JBoss consultant.

Session Date Time
Accelerate, Prune, Trim, & Slim your JBoss Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Renaud Deraison - Chief Research Officer, Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Renaud Deraison is the author of the popular “Nessus” vulnerability scanner and the chief research officer and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, Inc. At Tenable, Renaud is responsible for driving all vulnerability, configuration and event, and log research. In addition, Renaud is instrumental in the design of Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring enterprise solution.

Session Date Time
Take Control: Conquering Compliance Issues with Red Hat Network Satellite Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Steve Dickson - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Dickson works as a consulting software engineer at Red Hat. For the last nine years, he has been responsible for Red Hats NFS implementation in both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Prior to Red Hat, Steve worked on DECs TruCluster produce and in the infiniband world writing user and kernel applications for Linux. He started his career at Lachman Associates, where he developed and supported SCOs NFS implementation.

Session Date Time
NFS: The Next Generation Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Thomas Diesler - OSGi Lead, JBoss, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Enterprise OSGi & JBoss Application Server 7 Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Carey Dietert - Director of Data Center Field Marketing, Dell

Carey Dietert is the director of data center field marketing for Dell’s Large Enterprise Business Unit. In addition to managing a team of data center solution evangelists, he also drives business and technical marketing strategy for Dell’s data center solutions throughout North America. Carey is a 13+ year veteran at Dell in technical sales management, and in field engagement for Dell’s relationships with Red Hat, Oracle, and Novell. He has over 27 years of experience in the computer industry in sales, technical marketing, systems engineering, and management.

Session Date Time
A Real World View of Building Efficiency Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Will Dinyes - Team Lead, JBoss Curriculum, Red Hat

Will Dinyes joined Red Hat in March of 2009 as a curriculum manager for JBoss. He is currently developing Red Hat’s latest JBoss Seam Framework training. If he’s not in the classroom, you can find Will stargazing with his kids in the high desert of Arizona.

Session Date Time
Focus on JBoss ESB Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Focusing on JBoss ESB Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Chuck Dubuque is the product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and is responsible for market analysis, program strategy, and channel support. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for three years at a mid-sized VAR (value-added reseller) where he experienced both the marketing and engineering of enterprise hardware and software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, NetApp, IBM, Cisco, and Dell. Earlier in his career, Chuck spent eight years in the biotechnology space in marketing and business development. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Overview Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sebastian Dziallas - Student, Engineering Major (Fedora Project Contributor for 4 years), Franklin W. Olin College

Sebastian Dziallas is events coordinator for the Teaching Open Source initiative and lead Fedora packager for Etherpad, a browser-based realtime collaborative text editor. He travels internationally to speak at and organize education tracks at FOSS conferences such as OSCON, LinuxTag, and LinuxCon as well as open source tracks at academic conferences such as SIGCSE (CS education) and FIE (engineering education).

Prior to this, Sebastian was the founder of Fedora’s Education SIG and founder and former engineering manager for Sugar on a Stick (SoaS), a Fedora-based Linux distribution that features the Sugar Learning Platform, originally designed and deployed by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. SoaS extends Sugar’s reach beyond $200-per-child laptops to $10-per-child USB sticks and has been downloaded over 3.3k times in the past year for use in classroom deployments in Europe, North America, and Latin America. He was part of a team working on OLPC’s operating system for the G1G1 program in December 2008. In his free time, Sebastian is designing a custom undergraduate engineering concentration in open source at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA, where he will teach a release engineering course in the fall.

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opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Michel de Blok - Senior Software Engineer, SNS Bank

Michel de Blok is a senior software engineer at SNS Bank, an innovative bank in the Netherlands. Michel has over 10 years experience in Java and Java EE and focusses on integration solutions and automated build and development tools. At SNS Bank, he is responsible for the middleware layer that enables legacy systems to be used by STP (straight-through-processing) business processes, which are implemented with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

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Pioneering a Path to the Future with JBoss BPM Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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David Egts - Principal Architect, Red Hat

David Egts is a principal architect at Red Hat, specializing in the application of open source enterprise infrastructure technologies within federal, state, and local government agencies, the Department of Defense, and educational institutions. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, he specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

David received both a masters degree and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, an executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS).

Session Date Time
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Aaron Fabbri - Technical Lead, Cisco

Aaron Fabbri is a Technical Lead at Cisco Systems, where he works on low-latency networking for Linux.  For the past couple of years, Aaron has been focused on customers which need very high performance host networking, with a primary focus  on the financial sector.  These customers are very concerned with low latency and jitter.

Prior to joining Cisco, Aaron worked for four years as an early engineer at Isilon Systems, writing distributed filesystem and networking code in an open-source kernel environment.

Aaron’s education includes a concentration on networking and multicast in the Masters program at University of Oregon.

Session Date Time
Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Custom-Built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Michael Ferris - Director of Cloud Ecosystem, Cloud Computing, Red Hat

Michael Ferris is the director of product strategy for Red Hat’s cloud computing initiatives where he is responsible for identifying and designing emerging enterprise systems management and cloud offerings. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development and management. He led product marketing and management teams at Red Hat during the definition and introduction of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux flagship product line. Most recently, Michael guided the creation of Red Hat’s enterprise security platform and cloud computing offerings.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2000, Michael lead design, product management, and development at both start-up and enterprise software firms, including Relativity Technologies, Micro Focus, and Burl Software. Michael holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

Session Date Time
Consuming Red Hat in the Cloud: What to Build & How to Buy Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Andrei Filimonov - Enterprise Architect, Portal, UnitedHealth Group

Andrei Filimonov is a director of technology architecture at UnitedHealth Group responsible for the overall technology architecture and roadmap for the customer-facing web portals. He has over 15 years of diverse information technology experience with special focus on enterprise web portals, web content management, and application integration. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Andrei was and enterprise architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota where he developed and delivered consumer-centric healthcare solutions, including Web Self Service and Consumer Engagement portals and was part of the collaborative effort to create Minnesota Health Information Exchange.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Steve Fisher - Senior Manager, Accenture

Steve is an Accenture senior manager aligned to the Technical Architecture Community. He has more than 27 years of experience working on software development projects and five years consulting experience at Accenture. Steve is usually found on client sites working with solution architects and delivery teams.

Session Date Time
It's Important to Get Middleware Right Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Maureen Fleming - Program Vice President, Business Process Management and Middleware, IDC

Maureen Fleming is program vice president for IDC’s Business Process Management and Middleware research area. In this role, Maureen examines the products and processes used for building, integrating, and deploying applications within an extended enterprise system.

With more than 20 years of industry and analyst experience, Maureen most recently came from Symantec, where she worked in the strategy and planning group. A major area of focus was examining emerging security technologies aimed at protecting an enterprises digital assets from outbound threats stemming from bad process and malicious employee behavior. Maureen began her career in technology as a programmer for the University of Michigan, where she has a bachelor’s degree in General Studies with concentrations in computer science, economics, and journalism.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pierre Fricke - Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat

Pierre Fricke serves as director of product line management for Red Hat’s JBoss SOA platforms. In this role, Pierre is responsible for driving the strategy and enterprise messaging for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, which includes JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM, JBoss BRMS and JBoss Rules. Starting in 2005, Pierre led the product strategy for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss jBPM, and he lead Red Hat’s expansion into the SOA market with the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. Pierre focuses on expanding Red Hat’s market presence in integration, service-oriented architecture, and business process automation, bringing the value of open source and community innovation to customers in these markets.

Pierre started working on UNIX at IBM in 1983 as one of the first AIX developers, building experience in data management, operating systems, communication programs, development processes, and customer support. After holding several software development management positions and completing his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, Pierre became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, Linux, and open source. He led the creation of IBM’s “Compete, Leverage, and Interoperate” Windows NT strategy after OS/2 was discontinued. He was one of the eight original leaders on the team that lead IBM into Linux and open source in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Pierre joined D. H. Brown Associates, a research analyst firm, as vice president of application and integration infrastructure. In this role, he specialized in J2EE, Microsoft .NET, integration, Web services, and open source to drive significant growth in the firm’s middleware business.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform BoF Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay) Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

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Snigdha Ganta - Manager, Java Application Servers (Java Hosting), Systems Engineering, IT, Union Pacific Railroad

Snigdha Ganta is currently responsible for managing the Java Application Server Infrastructure hosting at Union Pacific Railroads IT department. Her role involves developing and hosting strategies for highly-available, mission-critical software solutions and supporting reliable environment for over 600 applications across products. With close to 10 years at Union Pacific Railroad, Snigdha has diverse experience in application development and infrastructure with core business knowledge of railroad operations. She is also an active member of Women in Technology and LEAD organizations at Union Pacific in promoting womens professional career and growth. Her education background is comprised of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from India, and master’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bob Gerling - Staff IT Engineer, Qualcomm

Session Date Time
Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: A Real World Example Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

David Glaser - Senior Systems Administrator, College of LSA, University of Michigan

David Glaser, a senior systems administrator at the College of LSA at the University of Michigan, provides support for machines connecting to the college’s Red Hat Network Satellite Server and provides Red Hat operating system support to 1,000 machines that support faculty and student research throughout the University. He also provides operating system install, software packaging, and configuration support, as well as network infrastructure support (DHCP, DNS) for the college.

David has nine years of experience in systems administration at the University of Michigan. Prior to his current role, he held various positions at the University of Michigan, providing increasing levels of support for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Prior to working at the University of Michigan, David worked for five years at Michigan Technological University. He hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Andy Goldstein - Principal Consultant, Red Hat

Andy Goldstein is a principal architect with Amentra, a Red Hat company. Andy has designed and implemented numerous complex, large-scale enterprise systems using JBoss and Red Hat technologies. In his current role, Andy provides the primary architectural and design guidance for a very large distributed Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging implementation with strict high performance requirements.

Session Date Time
Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Vivek Goyal - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Vivek Goyal works as a senior software engineer at Red Hat in Westford, M.A.. An electronics and communication engineer from the Institute of Technology, B.H.U, Varanasi, India, Vivek has worked in various kernel areas, including I/O controller, Kexec/Kdump, and Relocatable Kernel. He is also the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel maintainer. Prior to joining Red Hat, Vivek was involved in porting the LKCD to IA64 platform and developing telecom applications for optical switches in UNIX environments.

Session Date Time
Tuning the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 I/O Subsystem & Using I/O cGroups Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

John Graham - Technical Development Manager - SOA, Red Hat

John Graham has been involved in enterprise software development for the past 15 years, most of which has concentrated on enterprise application integration and service-oriented architecture (SOA). He has also been involved with open source for the past eight years, and founded the Eclipse Data Tools Platform project, which he led from incubation through maturity at the Eclipse Foundation. As a member of JBoss by Red Hat, John has concentrated on SOA development tooling and most recently serves as the technical development manager for Red Hat’s JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and JBoss Enterprise BRMS products. John blogs as often as he can at osmusings.blogspot.com.

Session Date Time
Event-Driven BPM the JBoss Way Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Robb Greathouse - Chief Evangelist, JBoss, Red Hat

Robb Greathouse is the chief evangelist for JBoss, a division of Red Hat, with over 30 years experience in software development and consulting, managing projects around the world. He has over a decade in open source software development and is responsible for helping partners adopt open source technologies in their projects. His responsibilities currently include:

  • Working with partners, such as HP, to promote the use of open source technologies and to create profitable businesses using open source technologies

  • Enabling rapid development and deployment of advanced capabilities in enterprise applications
  • Advancing mobile open source capabilities

Robb has provided expertise to large companies and partners around the world to expand the use of open source technologies in the enterprise. He has focused on developer productivity, SOA, mobile technologies, and Restful and cloud platforms. Robb has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math and Statistics and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Session Date Time
An HP Case Study: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Jason Greene - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jason currently leads the JBoss Application Server project, which is a popular open source application development platform. He is a member of the Java Community Process (JCP), and most recently the expert group of the Java EE and Contexts & DI specifications. During his tenure at Red Hat, he has worked in many JBoss Enterprise Middleware areas, including the application server, clustering, Web services, AOP, and security. His interests include concurrency, distributed computing, hardware, and programming language design.

Session Date Time
JBoss Application Server 7 Architecture Overview & Status Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Simon Grinberg - Product Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Hands-on Lab Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 12:20 pm

Sanne Grinovero - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Sanne Grinovero, software engineer at Red Hat, drives the search portion of Hibernate OGM.

Session Date Time
JPA on Infinispan: When PaaS Persistence Meets Java EE Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Jeremy Gutsche - Founder, TrendHunter.com

Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, host of Trend Hunter TV, one of North America’s most requested keynote speakers, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world’s largest network for trend spotting and innovation. He has written several thousand articles and overseen the publication of 30,000+ trends for an audience of 7,000,000+ monthly views. Routinely sourced by the media, his broad appeal ranges from the Economist to Entertainment Tonight.   He has been described as “a new breed of trend spotter” by The Guardian, “an eagle eye” by Global TV, an “Oracle” by the Globe and Mail and “on the forefront of cool” by MTV.

From audiences of 4,000 people to the homes of billionaires, Jeremy has inspired innovation around the world. With a contagious enthusiasm, he teaches about viral trends and a cutting edge approach to methodical innovation. With a background in management consulting and web 2.0, Jeremy brings a rare perspective on how to unleash innovation within a business context.

Session Date Time
Exploiting Chaos - How to Spark Innovation During Times of Change Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

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George Hacker - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

George Hacker has been teaching Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)-level for around ten years. As a curriculum manager on the Linux team of Red Hat Global Learning Services, George serves as subject matter expert and editor for several Red Hat courses. George has a keen interest in classroom setup automation. He studied computer science at the University of California, Riverside and enjoys playing acoustic guitar and card games with his family.

Session Date Time
Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Begin Programming Your Red Hat Network Satellite Server Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Gordon Haff - Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat

Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees from MIT and Dartmouth and an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School.

Session Date Time
Trends in Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Real World Perspectives Panel: Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Wesley Hales - Senior Developer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Making Portals Cool: The Compelling Advantages of a Portlet Bridge Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Filling the Gap: Going Mobile with JBoss Technologies Today Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jean Staten Healy - Director, Cross-IBM Linux & Open Virtualization, IBM

Jean Staten Healy manages a marketing and business development organization with the responsibility for IBM Linux strategy across all company brands. In this role she coordinates the cross-company strategy for Linux including the achievement of revenue goals, ensures rapid response to changes in the market environment and acts as the IBM spokesperson in the Linux space. Prior to her current position, Jean was the director of marketing strategy in the IBM Software Group, director of business development and regulatory affairs in the IBM Systems and Technology Group, director of innovation initiatives at IBM Corporate Headquarters, and the IBM customer advocate in the Office of the Chairman and CEO. In addition, she has held management positions in the IBM Global Services Group. Jean has lived and worked in Asia. She holds a masters degree in theoretical linguistics and a J.D. with a certificate of concentration in International Law. Jean is licensed to practice law in the States of New York and Connecticut and is a published author on various legal topics.

Session Date Time
Open Virtualization -- Standards & Choice Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Andrew Hecox - Software Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Andrew Hecox is a software engineering manager within Red Hat’s subscriber platform department, focusing on distributed teams creating customer-centric products. Andrew specializes in people and technology, focusing on high-performing, distributed systems, especially on open source platforms, as well as working with talented people, especially those who are engineering-focused.

Session Date Time
Improving Customer Support with ABRT & the Customer Portal Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Itamar Heim - Director, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Itamar Heim manages the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager engineering group. Prior to this role, Itamar worked on architecture and technology as a Consulting Software Engineer in Red Hat, and as Chief Architect in Qumranet. Itamar has over 15 years of experience in managing development and integration of complex enterprise-grade software systems, specializing in management of networking, security and virtualization. Itamar holds an MBA and a bachelor degree in computer science.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Architecture: Past, Present, & Future Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Deep Dive into Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gunnar Hellekson - Chief Technology Strategist, US Public Sector Group, Red Hat

Gunnar Hellekson is the Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hats US Public Sector group, where he works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government. He is co-chair of Open Source for America and one of Federal Computer Weeks Fed 100 for 2010. Gunnar is an active member of the Military Open Source working group and is on the Board of Advisors for CivicCommons. He is especially interested in cross-domain security, edge innovation, and interagency collaboration through the open source model.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Gunnar worked as a developer, systems administrator, and IT director for a number of Internet businesses. He has also been a business and IT consultant to not-for-profit organizations in New York City. During that time, he spearheaded the reform of safety regulations for New York States electrical utilities through the Jodie Lane Project.

Session Date Time
opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

William Henry - Senior Consulting Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise MRG at DreamWorks: Grid at Massive Scale, Utilization, and Throughput Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Mark Heslin - Principal Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Microsoft Windows Interoperability Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jason Hibbets - Project Lead, opensource.com, Red Hat

Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat, where he leads a team of writers who are the voices of the Red Hat brand. He also is the lead administrator for opensource.com and has led several Web-based projects at Red Hat. Jason began working at Red Hat in 2003. He has held several roles at Red Hat, including: ISV senior marketing specialist, support project manager for Red Hat Exchange (RHX), Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and Global Support Services technical engineer. He also spent a summer internship at Red Hat in 2000 as the Linux User Group (LUG) program manager. Jason has been applying open source principles in neighborhood organizations in Raleigh, NC for several years, highlighting the importance of transparency, collaboration, and community building.

Session Date Time
opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Lon Hohberger - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Clustered Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Michael Howard - Vice President, Advanced Enterprise Solutions, QinetiQ

Michael Howard is the Vice President of Advanced Enterprise Solutions for QinetiQ North America Systems Engineering Group, where he is responsible for transitioning C2 and Intel systems to open source technologies. Michael was formerly the Command and Control (C2) Expeditionary Chief Engineer for SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC-LANT) where he oversaw system engineering and integration across C2 programs. He has been recognized for his efforts in service-oriented architecture (SOA), master data management (MDM), system of systems (SoS) engineering, and SoS integration. Michael holds a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Cal Hullihen - Cloud Solutions Architect, HP

Cal Hullihen has been in the computer industry for over 25 years. His experience varies from developing desktop virtualization in the 80s to serving as a CTO in a large multi-national corporation. Cal has been involved with the cloud and its precursors (virtualization and real-time infrastructure) for the last seven years. During that time, Cal assisted clients in creating a vision for and implementing an autonomic infrastructure that aligns IT with business goals.

Session Date Time
Journey to the Cloud -- Do you have Directions? Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

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James Jackson - Technical Product Manager, Symantec

James Jax Jackson has been with Symantec for almost ten years. He is currently a technical product manager in the Storage and Availability Management Group (SAMG). Prior to this position, Jax led the engineering team within SAMG for the VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) on the HP-UX platform and has extensive experience with VxVM on Linux, AIX and HP-UX platforms. His engineering skills also covered the VERITAS File System (VxFS) on both the Solaris and Linux platforms and he managed the partner operations for Symantecs OEM relationship with Hewlett-Packard.

Session Date Time
Easy Migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Symantec Storage Foundation Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Jeff Jameson - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Jeff Jameson is a product marketing manager on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization product team, where he specializes in virtual desktop infrastructure software. Jeff has over 12 years of experience in the multimedia and high-tech industries, with the last eight years focused on emerging virtualization and cloud computing technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jeff was a product line manager for Sun Microsystems’ desktop virtualization software line, helping to drive product strategy and awareness of desktop virtualization, thin clients, and cloud computing.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Powered VDI: Setting a New Standard for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Geert Jansen - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Enabling Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp Storage Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ken Johnson - Product Manager, Red Hat

Ken Johnson, middleware product manager at Red Hat, is responsible for SOA and data integration products and technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Ken was a senior engineering manager at MetaMatrix, Inc., pioneers in the enterprise information integration (EII) market. He has also held technical leadership positions at Vignette Corporation, Oberon Software, and Sybase, Inc., with a focus on application integration and data management technologies.

Session Date Time
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform BoF Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay) Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Shane Johnson - Architect, Red Hat Consulting-Middleware Practice, Red Hat

Shane K Johnson, architect, Red Had Consulting, works with development teams to assess the technical requirements and design the architecture for complex, distributed systems. His focus areas include modularity, service integration, and data grids. Shane has worked within the finance, insurance, and telecom industries to architect scalable, integrated systems and to development enterprise scale migration strategies.

Session Date Time
Legacy Modernization with JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform in the Financial Industry Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Infinispan Optimizing Performance & Consistency at the Chicago Board Options Exchange Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jeff Johnston - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Eclipse in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 & Beyond Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Richard Jones - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Richard Jones, senior software engineer at Red Hat, is a programmer involved in many aspects of Red Hats virtualization management, from monitoring (virt-top) to administration (libvirt, libguestfs, P2V, V2V). He also works on many Fedora side projects, including the Windows cross-compiler project and the OCaml software stack. Prior to Red Hat, Richard worked at several UK start-ups and founded one of his own in 2003. Richard received a masters degree in Computer Science from Imperial College, London.

Session Date Time
Converting, Inspecting, & Modifying Virtual Machines with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Bryan Kearney - Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Bryan Kearney works at Red Hat as a manager and architect on the cloud team, and is responsible for innovative work on Red Hat’s entitlement management system. Bryan has worked both at Red Hat and in previous lives designing custom business applications in the areas of subscription management, customer relationship management, and recruiting. He has been with Red Hat for five years, and lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. In his spare time, Bryan spends too much time at the ice rink playing and coaching hockey.

Session Date Time
Tracking Your Subscriptions with Red Hat Subscription Manager Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Miki Kenneth - Director of Product Management, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Hands-on Lab Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 12:20 pm

James Kirkland - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Bob Kozdemba - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Bob Kozdemba is a senior solution architect with Red Hat’s public sector team. He works with customers who look to solve traditional IT challenges with open source solutions. Bob has been involved with Linux and open source software for a number of years and was a contributor to the FreeWRL software project. Bob is a Red Hat Certified Data Center Specialist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland. He is also a RHCA (Red Hat Certified Architect).

Session Date Time
System Resource Management Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cGroups Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tobias Kunze - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

As co-founder and former CTO of Makara, Tobias is now driving the technical vision behind Red Hat’s PaaS strategy with his continuing passion for cloud, web development, and high-performance computing. Prior to co-founding Makara, Tobias ran development and operations for Lycos’ price comparison franchise, serving many tier-1 clients such as AOL, Yahoo!, and T-Online. Before that, he served in lead technical roles at many innovative web and media companies.

Session Date Time
Cloudy Middleware Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Red Hat PaaS Hands-On Lab & Contest Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

John N. Kyros - Senior Project Engineer, Union Pacific

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

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James Labocki - Solution Architect, Red Hat

James Labocki is a solutions architect who supports Red Hat’s government team. In this role, James helps the Navy and federal treasury adopt open source solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, James worked for Verisign and several start-up companies. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and a member of the Suncoast Linux Users Group.

Session Date Time
Integrating User Community Content with Systems Management Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

James Leddy - Technical Account Manager, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Adopting Next-Generation Profiling & Tracing Wednesday, May 4 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Anthony Liguori - KVM Virtualization Specialist, IBM

Anthony Liguori is the KVM Technical Lead in IBM’s Linux Technology Center. He is the project leader of QEMU, the device model used by KVM and Xen. Anthony also wrote and maintains gtk-vnc, a Gnome VNC client used by virt-manager and vinagre.

Session Date Time
Maximizing KVM Density with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brian Likosar - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Providing High Availability for Oracle Databases Without High Cost Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mark Little - Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat

Dr. Mark Little serves as the senior director engineering, middleware engineering at Red Hat. Prior to taking over this role in 2008, Little served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a distinguished engineer and chief architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark and his family reside in Newcastle, UK.

Session Date Time
Cloudy Middleware Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rob Locke - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Rob Locke began teaching Red Hat classes in 2003, later becoming an employee in 2006. In preparation for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release, Rob became a full-time curriculum manager having previously edited the RH133 (System Administration) and RH300 (RHCE Fast Track) courses through their version 5 lifecycles. Over the last 22 years, he has worked on certification programs with Novell, IBM, CA, Cisco, and now Red Hat. Rob graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. His passions are teaching technology, spending time with his kids, and genealogy research. Rob lives with his wife and two kids in Connecticut and serves on the boards of several New England-based genealogical societies.

Session Date Time
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Package Management yum Extensions Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Package Management yum Extensions Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Troubleshooting Techniques and Tools Extract: Part 1 Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Troubleshooting Techniques and Tools Extract: Part 1 Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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2009 Top Rated Presenter

Ronak Mallik - Middleware Architect, Red Hat

Ronak Mallik, middleware practice architect, Red Hat Consulting, has developed an extensive background deploying large and complex JBoss Application Server deployments in a variety of industries and verticals. In his current role, Ronak provides architectural guidance, management, and implementation oversight, and has provided consulting for one of the largest single JBoss Enterprise Middleware datacenter instances in the United States.

Session Date Time
JBoss in the Trenches Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Barry Marson - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Filesystem Performance Characterization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Virtual Environments Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Kevin Masaryk - Linux/UNIX Administrator, Server Management, Salt River Project

Session Date Time
Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Network Satellite / Compliance Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jon McCann - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jon McCann strives to create beautiful, powerful, and simple user experiences with open source software. He works for Red Hat and is currently leading the design of GNOME 3.

Session Date Time
GNOME 3 Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Michael McGrath - Cloud Architect, Red Hat

Michael McGrath, Fedora Infrastructure Lead, has been working with the Fedora Project for four years and has been the official team lead for three years. Prior to joining Red Hat, Michael worked at Orbitz.

Session Date Time
Cloud Technologies for Developers Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Red Hat PaaS Hands-On Lab & Contest Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Bob McWhirter - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

As the chief architect for middleware cloud computing at Red Hat, Bob McWhirter leads a team of several engineers that is paving the way for the enterprise cloud computing paradigm shift. Named a Red Hat Fellow in 2009, McWhirter joined Red Hat in 2007 and is responsible for navigating the cloud as it relates to Red Hats middleware technologies within the JBoss Community and via JBoss Enterprise Middleware. He also leads the TorqueBox project, creating a Ruby application server on top of the core JBoss Application Server.

Prior to joining Red Hat, McWhirter served as a founding engineer at Radar Networks, where he spent nearly two years working on the semantic-Web platform Twine.com. He is also the founder of the Codehaus open source community.

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TorqueBox: The Beauty of Ruby with the Power of JBoss Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Andy Miller - Global Platform Director, JBoss Engineering, Red Hat

As global platform director of JBoss engineering at Red Hat, Andrig (Andy) Miller manages the JBoss Community and its open source projects, development talent, and enterprise platform products, focusing on performance and usability. Andy has 24 years of experience and extensive, hands-on technical expertise working with open source and JBoss technologies.

Prior to Red Hat, Andy was vice president of technical architecture at Corporate Express, where he led the company to move its information systems to open source architecture, improving reliability and performance and reducing costs. This initiative included the strategic decision to deploy JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for mission-critical corporate applications.

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Accelerate, Prune, Trim, & Slim your JBoss Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sean Millichamp - Linux Architecture Team Lead, Secure-24

Sean Millichamp currently leads the Linux Architecture team at Secure-24, a managed hosting and enterprise cloud computing provider. Sean’s team is primarily responsible for standards, policy, and management automation in Secure-24′s internal and customer Linux environments. Prior to joining Secure-24, Sean was a senior systems architect for an online promotions company that served more than one billion page views a year to consumers from Red Hat-based technologies.

Sean has been using Linux professionally since 1995. During that time he has spoken at his local LUG and Perl Mongers group and has submitted numerous bug reports and patches to various open source projects. His current primary interests are in the area of automated, repeatable, and auditable systems management using tools such as Red Hat Network Satellite and Puppet. In his spare time, Sean teaches part time in the CIS department at a local community college.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Chris Morgan - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Chris Morgan came to Red Hat with over 15 years of experience in software development, application management, and systems management. His extensive professional background includes software support, software engineering, sales, and consulting with IBM and others for a variety of Fortune 500 businesses.

More recently, Chris has been working to expand the Red Hat cloud ecosystem to deliver operational efficiencies for enabling Red Hat solutions within public clouds. Chris has a masters degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA.

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Enabling Your Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Chuck Mosher - Principal Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Chuck Mosher is a principal solutions architect at Red Hat. Chuck came to Red Hat via the acquisition of MetaMatrix, a provider of innovative solutions for data integration, data service enablement, and semantic mediation, where he was the director of federal architecture and solutions.

Chuck has provided architectural consulting to numerous enterprise software vendors and partners, and has developed strategy recommendations for senior executives seeking to integrate and extend their systems. At Red Hat, Chuck is responsible for designing enterprise integration architectures, consulting on implementations, and responding to customer requirements and feedback. He communicates extensively on product strategy and capabilities to partners and customers via industry events, webinars, whitepapers, and other channels.

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Jumpstart Your SOA with JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Jeff Moyer - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeff Moyer, principal software engineer at Red Hat, has been hacking on Linux since 1995. While at Red Hat, Jeff has worked on improving the Linux automounter, the netpoll API used by netconsole and netdump, the Linux in-kernel asynchronous and direct I/O code paths, and the block layer. He currently spends the bulk of his time tracking down bugs and performance problems in the block I/O path. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jeff was involved in the design and implementation of a couple of different high-availability clustering infrastructures.

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Tuning the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 I/O Subsystem & Using I/O cGroups Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Carl Mueller - Enterprise Architect, Portal, UnitedHealth Group

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pete Muir - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Pete Muir, principal software engineer at Red Hat, works as a core JBoss developer. He is the project lead for Seam and Weld (the reference implementation of JSR-299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE), and is a lead developer on Arquillian, a test harness for Java application servers. Pete also represents Red Hat on the JSF 2.0 Expert Group. Prior to Red Hat, Pete contributed to Seam while working for a UK-based staffing agency as an IT development manager.

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Introduction to CDI Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Florian Muller - Apache Chemistry Committee Chair & Alfresco CMIS Developer, Alfresco

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Good Chemistry: Alfresco, JBoss and CMIS Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ryan Murray - Director of Infrastructure, Ganart Technologies

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Perry Myers - Senior Engineering Manager, Red Hat

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High Availability in the Cloud Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Chris Naddeo - Technical Marketing Engineer for UCS, Cisco

Chris Naddeo is a technical marketing engineer for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). His focus is on the storage connectivity aspects of UCS working closely with the storage partner ecosystem on joint projects, Cisco Validated Designs, and certifications. His also is responsible for meeting with potential and existing UCS customers and educating Cisco field sales on the UCS platform. Prior to Cisco, Chris worked at NetApp where he was a field sales consulting system engineer focusing on Oracle on NetApp best practices as well as the Data ONTAP GX platform. Prior to NetApp he spent over eight years at VERITAS/Symantec in a variety of roles, including field sales specialist, technical product manager, and senior manager of product management. His focus while at VERITAS was on current and next-generation volume management and file systems. Chris is based out of the Philadelphia, PA area.

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Opening Up the Power of the Cisco Unified Computing System and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marc Nozell - Solutions Engineer, HP

Marc is part of HP’s Solutions Engineering team and has been with HP over 15 years. He has developed HP Cloud Maps which allow customers to rapidly provision and build infrastructure and application templates that leverage HP’s industry leading CloudSystem Matrix platform.

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Red Hat Cloud: HP Edition Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Clay Olbon - Senior Manager, Accenture

Clay Olbon is a senior manager in Accentures Advanced Systems and Technology practice, specializing in portal and content management implementations. He has over 20 years of experience, and for the past 15 years he has been focused on delivering large-scale, web-based custom solutions. Clay is currently leading the redesign/replatform of redhat.com onto the latest version of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher.

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It's Important to Get Middleware Right Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Other JBoss Engineers - Red Hat

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JBoss World Labs: Choose your Adventure Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 12:20 pm
JBoss World Labs: Choose your Adventure Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Andrew Overholt - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Andrew Overholt, senior software engineer at Red Hat, leads the Eclipse Linux Tools project at eclipse.org and spends his time on Eclipse-related projects both upstream and within Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Eclipse in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 & Beyond Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Dmitri Pal - Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Dmitri Pal is a senior engineering manager in charge of security related products and projects that constitute the Red Hat IAM portfolio. These projects include Directory Server, Certificate System, Samba, Kerberos, SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), and Identity, Policy, Audit Server (IPA). Dmitri joined Red Hat in March 2008 and has more than ten years of security related software engineering and product management experience in different roles. Dmitri servers as a Red Hat representative on the MIT Kerberos Consortium board of directors.

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Red Hat Enterprise Identity (IPA) - Centralized Managment of Identities & Authentication Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kim Palko - Product Manager, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jerome M. Pender - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Mr. Pender joined the FBI on January 21, 2003, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Divisions Information Services Branch. He is responsible for information technology management for the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx), and the Law Enforcement On-line (LEO) service, and provides management oversight for the Next Generation Identification (NGI) and Biometric Interoperability programs.

Mr. Pender was born in Oak Lawn, Illinois, located just outside of Chicago. He received his primary and secondary education in Oak Lawn, and is a graduate of Oak Lawn High School.

Following high school graduation, he attended the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There he studied information technology and computer sciences. He graduated with academic and military distinction from the USAFA in 1985.

Upon graduation from the USAFA, he was assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland. While at the NSA, he was involved in information technology applications development. At the same time, he attended Johns Hopkins University and obtained a Masters Degree in computer science. He worked at NSA until 1990 achieving the rank of Captain.

In 1990, he accepted employment with UBS Warburg, a worldwide financial services company based in Switzerland. While employed at UBS Warburg,
Mr. Pender was stationed in Zurich, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; and London, England. He was employed by UBS for 13 years and had become an Executive Director for Information Technology.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jeff Potts - Chief Community Officer, Alfresco

Jeff Potts has been active in the Alfresco community since 2005, has won a number of Alfresco-related awards for his work in the Alfresco community and his popular blog, ecmarchitect.com, and wrote a well-regarded book used by people around the world who need to get ramped up on the Alfresco platform, the Alfresco Developer Guide (Packt, 2008), for which he won Packt’s Author of the Year Award.

In 2010, Jeff became a Founding Member of the Alfresco Community Committer Program, which seeks to provide a path for members of the Alfresco Community to contribute code to the Alfresco code line. Jeff is also a Recognized Alfresco Developer according to Alfrescos formal accreditation program. Beyond Alfresco, Jeff has been involved in the emerging Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Jeff wrote a client-side Python API for CMIS-compliant servers that makes it easy for developers to write application code that can work with content repositories from many different vendors who support the standard. The library was used by multiple vendors to test their CMIS implementations.

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Good Chemistry: Alfresco, JBoss and CMIS Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roopa Prabhu - Software Engineer, Cisco

Roopa Prabhu is a Senior Software Engineer at Cisco Systems. In her five years at Cisco, she has mainly worked on datacenter and virtualization products. Roopa is a maintainer for the Cisco VIC adapter Linux Ethernet driver, and she has been heavily involved in the design and implementation of VM-FEX with KVM in Cisco’s Unified Computing System.

Roopa has worked on Linux in the systems and application spaces for the last 10 years. Prior to Cisco, she worked on single system image Linux clusters, software for high performance computing clusters, and storage management software.

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Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Custom-Built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aaron Prayther - Senior Systems Analyst & Architect, LCE

Aaron Prayther (RHCE) serves as a senior systems analyst & architect at Life Cycle Engineering (LCE). Aaron is currently working with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to develop and deploy an abstraction layer to manage the lifecycle of information systems. The first implementation will be focused on managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network Satellite as a central component. With over 24 years of experience, Aaron has been a senior systems administrator at Morris Technology Services, senior systems engineer as a contractor at Pfizer, an independent consultant, and a senior systems engineer at Hewlett-Packard Company.

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Integrating User Community Content with Systems Management Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mark Proctor - Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat

Soon after becoming involved in the Drools expert system project, Mark Proctor became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by Red Hat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.

Mark received his master’s degree in business and information systems and his bachelor’s degree in engineer science and technology, both from Brunel University in West London. Mark’s master’s thesis was in the field of genetic algorithms, which is where he first got his interest for all things AI-related.

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JBoss Enterprise BRMS - Active Decision Management Platform Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
jBPM 5: Bringing More Power to your Business Processes Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Greg Pryzby - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

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James Rankin - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Hands-on Lab Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 12:20 pm

Sanjay Rao - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Tuning Your Red Hat System for Databases Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Rich Raposa - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Rich Raposa has been teaching and writing about Java and its related technologies for the past 13 years. He joined Red Hat in September of 2010 as a JBoss curriculum manager and just finished work on the new JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.1 training course. When he is not heads-down in front of his laptop, you can find Rich at the local movie theater, picking up his kids from school, enjoying the Black Hills of South Dakota, or searching for golf balls in the rough.

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Understanding JBoss Site Publisher Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Understanding JBoss Site Publisher Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Troubleshooting JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5: Part 1 Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Troubleshooting JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5: Part 2 Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team Leaders - Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 1 Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Roadmap: Part 2 Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Steve Reichard - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Steve Reichard is a principal software engineer on Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. Steve is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who has over 20 years of computer industry experience. Previously, Steve worked at HP and presented at several events including HP Tech, StorageWorks, and customer forums.

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Get Started Building Private Red Hat Clouds Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Jack Rieden - Senior Manager, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Overview Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rik van Riel - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Rik van Riel is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and a long-term contributor to Linux kernel development. He has contributed to the memory management subsystem, scheduler, and several of the moving parts involved in virtualization. In addition, Rik is active in community projects like kernelnewbies.org and works on spam filtering software in his spare time.

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KVM Performance Optimizations Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Gerry Riveros - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat

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Choosing the Right Red Hat Enterprise Linux Subscription Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Issac Roth - PaaS Master, Red Hat

Issac Roth is Red Hat’s PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) Master, whipping the clouds into shape to create the best experience for developers who build on open source and leading Red Hat’s hosted online services strategy. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Makara, which launched the the first PaaS to run Java EE applications and was aquired by Red Hat in 2010. Previously recognized as an innovative leader in the APM space, Issac was a pivotal member of the team that built Wily Technology and, after being acquired by CA, Inc in 2006, built CA’s end-to-end application management business. He is thrilled to be back at the open source leader after having started his software career as the first technical support engineer at ACC Corp (Red Hat’s original name) in Bob Young’s living room.

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Red Hat PaaS: The Full Scoop Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Hat PaaS Hands-On Lab & Contest Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm

Michael Rowley - Chief Technology Officer, Active Endpoints

Michael Rowley is a leading technologist, speaker, and author in SOA and BPM software. He was a contributor of the BPMN 2.0 specification and an editor of the OASIS BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask specifications. As a key contributor and editor of the OASIS Service Component Architecture (SCA) specification, he co-authored Understanding SCA. At Active Endpoints, Michael is actively engaged in the design and development of ActiveVOS, Socrates, and Cloud Extend and is responsible for accelerating the companys technological leadership in the market. Previously, Michael worked at BEA Systems as an architect responsible for three products before moving to the office of the CTO, where he drove innovative technology and standards. Michael received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1994.

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Your Cloud Application Isn't Done Yet Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Andrew Rubinger - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Advocate for and speaker on testable enterprise Java development, author of “Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1″ from O’Reilly Media. Member of the JBoss Application Server development team and technical lead of the ShrinkWrap project. Proudly employed by JBoss / Red Hat.

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Testable Enterprise Development with Arquillian Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Randy Russell - Director of Certification, Red Hat

Randy Russell is the director of certification at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in 1999 and leads the team responsible for Red Hats industry-leading certification program. Randy is on the Board of Directors of the Performance Testing Council, an association of testing professionals, and served as Chairman of the Board in 2009. Prior to joining Red Hat, Randy was a system administrator and programmer with an economics consulting firm.

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Red Hat Certification Focus Group Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sayan Saha - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Sayandeb (Sayan) Saha is a senior product line manager responsible for managing Red Hat’s storage and high availability products in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. His current role entails technology roadmap management, requirement generation, release management, pre-sales for advanced sales opportunities, partner ecosystem development, and strategic marketing. Sayan is also responsible for managing all of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle products including EUS and ELS.

Prior to working at Red Hat, Sayan was at Motorola where he founded the OpenSAF open source project for which he was the technical evangelist. He has previously chaired the AIS Working Group in SAForum where he co-authored several of the SAForum AIS standards and specifications. He has more than ten years of experience in architecting, standardizing, designing, and developing distributed, highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable large-scale complex carrier grade platforms and infrastructure software for mission-critical applications. He also has extensive experience in the design and development of telecommunication and data communication protocol software, SNMP-based system management solutions, and other IP based application software.

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High Availability in the Cloud Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Anil Saldhana - Lead, Middleware Security Architect, Red Hat

Anil Saldhana is the lead middleware security architect at Red Hat, and is the technical lead for the JBoss common criteria evaluation process. He represents Red Hat at security-related standards working groups and technical committees, including those at the Oasis, W3C, and the JCP.Further, Anil is the technical lead for the JBoss Common Criteria Evaluation Process.

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Security Assurance with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Enhanced Trust & Identity with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mason Sanders - Manager, Desktop Systems, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop at Red Hat Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Todd Sanders - Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Todd Sanders, director of software engineering, is focused on systems management solutions for Red Hat. He is currently responsible for Red Hat Network Satellite development efforts, and leading a team focused on content management innovation. Todd has been with Red Hat for over six years, focusing on both hosted and on-premise management solutions. He brings a wealth of a experience in building and leading both onshore and offshore software development teams in multiple industries, including telecom, manufacturing, and government. Todd lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, and an avid fan of Wolfpack athletics.

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The Future of Red Hat Network Satellite: A New Architecture Enabling Traditional Datacenters & the Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandeep Sandhu - Technical Consultant, Internet Engineering, MasterCard International

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Enhanced Trust & Identity with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Alan Santos - Product Manager, Red Hat

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JBoss Operations & Management in the Cloud Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Eric Schabell - JBoss Solution Architect, Red Hat

Eric D. Schabell has been working within software development since 1998 for many differnt organizations, including IBM, Radboud University Nijmegen, SNS Bank, and smaller software companies. He has been involved in various roles within open source projects (e.g., Sourcemage Linux, eGroupWare, DocConversion, cmlFramework) and is currently working on the JBoss jBPM project. Eric works as a JBoss solution architect in the Benelux at Red Hat, has occasionally taught JBoss jBPM and JBoss Enterprise BRMS courses, is a guest lecturer at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has frequently published on open source topics. See www.schabell.org for more background about Eric.

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Pioneering a Path to the Future with JBoss BPM Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Chris Schlaeger - Director, Operating System Research Center, AMD, AMD

Chris Schlaeger joined Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in April of 2006 as director of the newly founded Operating System Research Center. In this capacity, he ensures that upcoming AMD processors meet the needs of modern operating systems and he manages the teams that are contributing to popular open source projects like the Linux kernel and the Xen hypervisor. Prior to AMD, Chris worked as VP of Engineering for Novell and SUSE, and he has been an open source developer since 1991. He is a long-time member of the KDE Core Team and founder of the TaskJuggler Project Management Software project. He still is an active open source developer in his spare time.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux and AMD Processors: Collaboration the Open Source Way Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Rafael Schloming - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Towards Unified Messaging Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Tim Scully - Partner - Systems Engineer, Jackpine Technologies

Tim Scully is a partner and systems engineer, specializing in systems infrastructure, virtualization, provisioning, and security at Jackpine Technologies Corporation. Jackpine Technologies Corporation has supported the information technology and infrastructure needs (architecture through implementation and support) of the United States Air Force, Navy, and Department of Defense for over 10 years.

Prior to joining Jackpine Technologies Corporation in 2007, Tim served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where he was the Global Command and Control System Air Force (GCCS-AF) Engineering Division Chief. Tim received a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

John D. Shakshober - Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

D. John Shakshober (Shak) works in the Red Hat CTO office as a senior consulting engineer. In this role, he focuses on kernel, virtualization, and messaging and realtime performance. For the past five years, Shak has worked with a team to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers peak performance on benchmarks and real customer applications, including high-end databases, webserver, and FSI markets. His responsibilities include: offering feedback to the core UNIX kernel, participating in server and IO design groups, and partnering with OEMs and customers on key applications. Shak received a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Filesystem Performance Characterization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & Virtual Environments Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1 Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2 Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rich Sharples - Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat

Rich Sharples is the director of product management for JBoss Enterprise Middleware application platforms and developer tools at Red Hat. He has spent the last decade evangelizing, using, and designing enterprise Java middleware. Prior to Red Hat, Rich worked for Forte Software and Sun Microsystems and as an independent software developer and consultant.

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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform: A Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform BoF Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yugan (Yogi) Sikri - Chief Architect, HP Service Delivery Platform, HP

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An HP Case Study: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Gordon Sim - Engineering Manager, Red Hat

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Towards Unified Messaging Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

David Simmons - Senior Virtualization Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Powered VDI: Setting a New Standard for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Munjeet Singh - Sr. Associate, Cloud Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton

Munjeet Singh has over 15 years of experience in deploying datacenter solutions for government and Fortune 500 organizations. Munjeet currently manages the Department of Defense cloud computing practice for Booz Allen Hamilton, a prestigious management and strategy consulting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. Munjeet is also the IT Operations Manager for the Army datacenter consolidation effort.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jeffrey Slone - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Jeffrey Slone joined Red Hat in 2010 as a curriculum manager for JBoss. He was previously a courseware developer and technical instructor at IBM for 14 years. He is currently developing courseware on JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. A musician and collector, Jeffrey currently lives in GA.

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Managing business rules using the JBoss Enterprise BRMS Wednesday, May 4 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Managing business rules using the JBoss Enterprise BRMS Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jared Smith - Fedora Project Leader, Red Hat

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Fedora and Red Hat Working Together for a Better Future Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Rick Spurgeon - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 1 Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips & Tricks: Part 2 Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Sravish Sridhar - Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

Sravish Sridhar is responsible for the Red Hat Enterprise MRG Grid product at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he was the VP of Product Management at Univa UD, a leading cloud and grid computing software provider, where he drove the creation and delivery of cloud and application virtualization solutions to meet the needs of cloud providers, datacenter owners, and managed services providers. Sravish also led the company’s growth around its open source software strategy to build grid software for the High Performance Computing (HPC) market. 

Previously, Sravish was part of the founding team at United Devices, a grid computing software provider, where he held various roles in product management, business strategy, sales, and professional services. In this tenure, Sravish was also in charge of global revenue expansion, having started and grown offices for United Devices in the UK, France, Switzerland, and India, while owning re-seller relationships in Japan and Singapore. Formerly, Sravish managed United Devices software development activities, building a team that delivered enterprise-class software that was recognized as an industry leader for building enterprise grids at various Global-2000 companies.

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Red Hat Enterprise MRG Update & Roadmap Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jesse Stanley - Solution Architect, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Hands-on Lab Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 12:20 pm

Brian Stansberry - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Brian Stansberry is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, working as a core engineer on JBoss Application Server. He is currently leading the development of the new administration and management capabilities in JBoss Application Server 7 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. Previously he was the technical lead for the application server’s high availability clustering features.

Brian’s background is in international business and East Asian studies, with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and a master’s degree from Stanford. Before getting bitten by the software bug, Brian had a successful career in corporate finance in the semiconductor industry. He started working on JBoss in 2003 and joined the company in 2005. His other main interest is China — he speaks Mandarin Chinese and visits China regularly.

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Configuration and Management with JBoss Application Server 7 Domains Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Bowe Strickland - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

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Protecting Information Using On-Disk Encryption Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Protecting Information Using On-Disk Encryption Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Ruth Suehle - Senior Editor, opensource.com, Red Hat

Ruth Suehle is a writer and editor in Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat. Previously an editor for Red Hat Magazine, Ruth now leads discussions about the open source way as an author and as moderator of the Life channel on opensource.com. Prior to Red Hat, she worked in multiple technology industries, from semiconductors to robotics. Outside of Red Hat, she’s a maker, sewer, and cake decorator.

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opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Dave Sullivan - Senior Consultant, Red Hat

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Providing High Availability for Oracle Databases Without High Cost Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Manik Surtani - Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Manik Surtani is a principal software engineer and core JBoss research and development engineer at Red Hat. He is the founder of the Infinispan project, which he currently leads along with the JBoss Cache project. His interests lie in cloud and distributed computing, autonomous systems, and highly-available computing.

Manik has a background in artificial intelligence and neural networks, a field that he left behind when he moved from academic circles to the commercial world. Since then, he worked with Java-related technologies at a start-up company that focused on knowledge management and information exchange. He also worked as a technical lead focusing on e-commerce applications on large Java EE and peer-to-peer technology for a London-based consultancy. Manik is a strong proponent of open source development methodologies, ethos, and collaborative processes, and has been involved in open source since his first forays into computing.

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Highly Scalable Data Grids and Distributed Caching with Infinispan Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Burr Sutter - Product Management, Red Hat

Burr Sutter, senior product manager for JBoss at Red Hat, is a current Sun/Oracle Java Champion, Atlanta Java Users Group leader, founder of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects, and founder of DevNexus. He has over 20 years of software design and development experience and has been a speaker at many developer conferences, including JavaOne, No Fluff Just Stuff, and JBoss World. He has given developer-focused presentations around the globe in places like Prague, Beijing, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. Learn more at www.burrsutter.com and twitter.com/burrsutter.

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The JBoss Developer BoF Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
HTML5 for the Java Developer Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expert Forum - JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Forrest Taylor - Curriculum Manager, Training, Red Hat

Forrest Taylor has been with Red Hat since 2004. He started as an instructor in Denver, CO, and has since become a curriculum manager based in the Washington, DC area. Forrest wrote the RHS429: Red Hat Enterprise SELinux Policy Administration manual and the EX429 exam, and he was one of the first to become a Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). Forrest is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) and teaches all of the RHCE and RHCA classes. Outside of the computer world, he enjoys playing volleyball and basketball, and spending time with his kids.

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SELinux Management Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Owen Taylor - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Owen Taylor has been working at Red Hat since 1998, with an emphasis on user interface toolkits and graphics. Most recently, he led the team developing GNOME Shell, the new, key component in GNOME 3.

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GNOME 3 Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Travis Tiedemann - Systems Engineer, Distributed Engineering & Architecture, Union Pacific

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Michael Tiemann - VP of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat

Michael Tiemann, VP of open source affairs at Red Hat, is a true open source software pioneer. He made his first major open source contribution over a decade ago by writing the GNU C++ compiler, the first native-code C++ compiler and debugger. His early work led to the creation of leading open source technologies and the first open source business model.

In 1989, Michaels technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Cygnus Solutions, the first company to provide commercial support for open source software. During his ten years at Cygnus, Michael contributed in a number of roles from President to hacker, helping lead the company from fledgling start-up to an admired open source leader.

Michael serves on a number of boards, including the Open Source Initiative and the GNOME Foundation. He also provides financial support to organizations that further the goals of software and programmer freedom, including the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Michael received a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Session Date Time
Doing More with Less: Lessons Learned Inside Red Hat's Own IT Dept Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
opensource.com Panel | Open Source is Changing the World Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Gordon Tillmore - Senior Manager, Program Marketing, Red Hat

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Alfresco Delivers for Red Hat Training Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chad Tindel - Manager, Solution Architects, Red Hat

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Edson Tirelli - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

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Event-Driven BPM the JBoss Way Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Demysifying Complex Event Processing (CEP) Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joel Tosi - Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Joel Tosi is a senior JBoss solution architect at Red Hat with 11 years of IT experience working in various different roles (hands-down developer, architect, manager) across a variety of domains including financial as well as start-up organizations. In addition to development, Joel has served in roles as an Agile coach as well as training in Agile and XP practices.

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Unleashing the Power of REST Services with RESTEasy Thursday, May 5 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Vijay Trehan - Director, Solutions Architecture, Red Hat

Vijay Trehan is director of solutions architecture in the product & technologies group at Red Hat, based in Westford, Massachusetts. For the past four years, Vijay has led the effort to create reference architectures for Red Hat-based solutions.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Vijay was a senior consulting engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation / Compaq / Hewlett Packard. During his tenure there, Vijay held several positions of technical leadership as an individual contributor and in technical management in the areas of performance engineering, transaction processing, and middleware. Vijay has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a masters degree in Operations Research from Syracuse University.

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Red Hat Reference Architectures: An Overview Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Carl Trieloff - Technical Director, Red Hat

Carl Trieloff works as a technical director at Red Hat, where he focuses on cloud architecture. Prior to this role, Carl worked as a Red Hat senior consulting software engineer and director of Red Hat Enterprise MRG. He has over 18 years of enterprise engineering experience in trading exchanges, middleware, messaging technologies, and distributed systems (SOA), including work on mission-critical control systems.

Carl is also the chair of Apache Qpid, an open source messaging project, and was one of the founding members of the AMQP Working Group. Prior to joining Red Hat, Carl served as director of open source at IONA Technologies, driving the creation of commercial, open source ESBs, Eclipse tooling, and other open source software projects. Carl also served as CTO and vice president at Development of Exchange America, where he was responsible for technical strategy, the development team, and service operations. Carl has experience in designing and implementing control systems and large, distributed, highly-available command and control networks. He received bachelors degrees in Electronic Engineering and Micro-Processor Design from the University of Pretoria.

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Red Hat Cloud Architecture Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Jim Tyrrell - Red Hat, Senior Solution Architect

Jim Tyrrell, senior JBoss solution architect at Red Hat, has 13 years of IT experience working across various different verticals, including government, insurance, financial, and manufacturing. Jim has been with Red Hat for three years, and enjoys snowboarding in Colorado where he resides.

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JBoss World Labs: Choose your Adventure Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 12:20 pm
JBoss World Labs: Choose your Adventure Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Henry Vail - Systems Architect, NetApp

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Enabling Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with NetApp Storage Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Vinny Valdez - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Vinny Valdez is a principal software engineer in Red Hat’s solutions architecture group. This team identifies high-value solution stacks based on input from sales, marketing, and engineering teams and develops reference architectures for consumption by internal and external customers. Vinny is a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) who has over 15 years of IT experience.

Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, Vinny held a number of technical roles in system administration, consulting, and engineering with various companies, including: Dell, the State of Texas, and other private consulting and software companies. Vinny enjoys technology in his off time, especially playing Minecraft on the Red Hat server with his daughter.

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Get Started Building Private Red Hat Clouds Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Vijay Varre - Senior Architect, Architecture & Engineering, PNC Financial Services Group

Vijay Varre has over 17 years of IT experience with building software products and services, and managing large IT hosting infrastructures. He has worked in various industries including systems software, telecom, wireless, retail, and banking and has held positions in both technical and management capacities. Vijay is currently a Senior Architect in the Architecture and Engineering division of PNC Financial Services Group, where he leads the engineering of hosting platforms that include JBoss, WebSphere, and IIS. He has also worked as an architect on business and integration platforms at PNC. Prior to joining PNC, Vijay worked at Lucent Technologies where he led teams building products and services in the wireless domain. He is currently pursuing his executive MBA at Fisher College of Business.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Vasu Vattipalli - Principal Architect, Ground Systems, DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Vasu Vattipalli is the principal architect of Digital Globe, Inc., a global leader of geospatial earth imagery. His accomplishments at DGI have included establishing the SOA Center of Excellence and founding an Architecture Review Board for the enterprise. His responsibilities include establishing IT strategy and strategic roadmaps for turning around their legacy systems to meet their fast growing demands.

Prior to joining DGI, Vasu served as an enterprise architect for the Global Enterprise Architecture Group for Sun Microsystems Inc. Over the past 18 years, he has built an extensive track record of successful deliveries of web applications and enterprise solutions. Some of his accomplishments include the architecture and deployment of FrontierAirlines.com. He was also the chief architect of Sprint’s text messaging infrastructure that routinely handles tens of millions of messages every day. Vasu is TOGAF certified and holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: JBoss Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kris Verlaenen - jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat

Kris Verlaenen leads the JBoss jBPM 5 effort and is also one of the core developers of the Drools project, which he started contributing to in 2006. After finishing his PhD in computer science in 2008, he joined JBoss full time and became the Drools Flow lead. He has a keen interest in the healthcare domain, one of the areas that has already shown to have a great need for a unified process, rule, and event processing framework.

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Event-Driven BPM the JBoss Way Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
jBPM 5: Bringing More Power to your Business Processes Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Mike Vertal - CEO, Rivet Logic

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Good Chemistry: Alfresco, JBoss and CMIS Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Peter Vrabec - Engineer, Team Lead, Red Hat

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Overview Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Mark Wagner - Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mark is a principal software engineer in the CTOs performance engineering team. His work at Red Hat focuses on the new and emerging technologies, and his responsibilities have included: network performance evaluations, technical lead on KVM performance, and technical lead on the performance engineering aspects of management platforms. Mark has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and eight years of experience in network hardware design.

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KVM Performance Improvements & Optimizations Wednesday, May 4 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Building a Cloud Filesystem Wednesday, May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
2009 Top Rated Presenter

Daniel Walsh - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Daniel serves as a Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat and since joining the company in 2001, he has led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development. Dan has worked in the computer security field for over 25 years. Prior to Red Hat, Dan worked on Netect/Bindview on HackerShield and BVControl for UNIX vulnerability assessment products. He also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation on the Athena Project, where he helped to design and develop the AltaVista Firewall and AltaVista Tunnel (VPN) products. Dan holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.

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How to Write SELinux Policies Wednesday, May 4 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Overview Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Michael Waltz - IT Engineer, Qualcomm

Micheal Waltz, IT Engineer at Qualcomm, has over 12 years of GNU/Linux experience. He has worked as a system administrator for the University of California San Diego and Qualcomm for the past six years. His professional interests are UNIX systems, blade technology, virtualization, and cloud infrastructure. Micheal is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in Management Information Systems.

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Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: A Real World Example Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am

Linda Wang - Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Red Hat

Linda Wang is a senior software eng. manager with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux BU at Red Hat, Inc. focus in the core kernel areas such as virtual memory, scheduler, networking and etc. Linda was a senior developer and then engineering manager at TurboLinux, helped managed and built multiple TL releases. She also worked at Sun Microsystems as a Solaris kernel engineer, and in SunSoft’s CTO office. Prior to Sun, she worked at Locus Computing that focus on clustering and virtualization technologies. Linda graduated from UCLA with a BS degree in Applied Math and Computer Science.

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System Resource Management Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cGroups Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Todd Warner - Product Manager, Red Hat

Todd Warner is a product manager at Red Hat focusing on systems management and the cloud. Todd came to Red Hat in 2001 as a software developer and has been involved in the development and direction of Red Hat Network Satellite and complimentary technologies for most of his tenure. Augmented by a military background, Todd has been managing people, product, and process for nearly 15 years. Todd lives and works in rural North Carolina near Red Hat’s Raleigh office where he and his family also operate a small business who’s success relies on their ability to wrangle millions of honey bees.

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The Future of Red Hat Network Satellite: A New Architecture Enabling Traditional Datacenters & the Cloud Thursday, May 5 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Expert Forum - Red Hat Summit Friday, May 6 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ric Wheeler - Architect & Manager of File System Team, Red Hat

Ric works at Red Hat as the manager and architect of the file system team. He has extensive experience in storage and file systems after spending ten years at EMC in its Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Groups Research Institute, and four years at Thinking Machines, where he worked on the CM5 operating system. In the distant past, Ric worked on the original MOSIX process migration system at Hebrew Universitys distributed systems laboratory.

For the past ten years, Ric has been active in the Linux file system and IO world where he helped organize workshops, inform open source developers about high-end storage, and helped advance the robustness of the Linux IO and file system stack.

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One Billion Files: Pushing Scalability Limits of Linux File Systems Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

James White - Senior Enterprise Solution Advisor, Secure-24

James White is a senior enterprise solution advisor at Secure-24, a leading IT operations services firm that delivers strategic and transformative technologies that help organizations to be competitive. James translates the technical, compliance, and business requirements of Secure-24s enterprise clients into secure hosted solutions. Prior to joining Secure-24, James was VP of IT for a national mortgage company.

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Real World Perspectives Panel: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Larry Woodman - Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat

Session Date Time
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 1 Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Performance Analysis & Tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Part 2 Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chris Wright - Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Chris Wright has been doing Linux kernel development for the last ten years. His primary focus has been security and virtualization, and now he is focused on the cloud, KVM, and hardware-assisted virtualization. Chris has spent the last couple of years working on new I/O virtualization technologies, and he is intrigued by the challenges the cloud brings to virtualization and networking. Chris is employed by Red Hat where he is happily hacking KVM and the Linux kernel in sunny Portland, Oregon.

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Overview & Roadmap of Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm